Welcome to the Department of History
The history department is a long-standing, vital and integral part of Catholic
It offers a superb undergraduate and graduate education, combining the intimacy of a liberal arts college with the rigor of a research university. The undergraduate major culminates in small intensive seminars and in original research; where possible connections are made to
Graduate education is concentrated in the following fields: medieval, early modern, and late modern Europe; United States; and Latin America. At present, the department has particular topical strengths in the areas of the history of political culture, history of religion, intellectual history, the history of migration to the New World both voluntary and involuntary (slavery), and the history of women. In each field we have faculty members with expertise in the history of Catholics and of Catholicism. The history department’s distinguished faculty members have won grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the
Questions should be directed either to the department administrator, Ramon Sola (firstname.lastname@example.org), to the undergraduate advisor Caroline Sherman (email@example.com
The department is located in Marist Hall. The phone number is: (202) 319-5484. The mailing address is:
Catholic University of America
Department of History
620 Michigan Ave., NE
228 Marist Hall
Washington, DC 20064
Rebecca McCarron, a junior history major, has won a writing internship with Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest honors society. She is a member of the Honors Program at CUA, is on the Dean's List with Distinction, and is about to begin work as a peer tutor in the university's Writing Center.
Michaela Granger won an Honorable Mention for her conference paper "The Good Wife: The Construction and Practice of Motherhood in Fifteenth-Century England" in the graduate student category at the Phi Alpha Theta Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference at Georgetown University (March 28, 2015)
Katya Mouris has been awarded a summer research grant in the amount of $5000 from the Religious Freedom Project based at Georgetown
Laura Hohman has just accepted a tenure-track job from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville
To our new Ph.D.'s, Robert Hand and Marie D'Aguanno Ito (with distinction); and our new M.A., Paul Wilson.
To Dallas Grubbs on his departmental award for Excellence in Research for his paper, "A Sacred Genealogy: Universal History, Dynastic Time, and the Structure of the Chronicon Universale to 741."
To Patrick Kelleher for his departmental award for Excellence in Teaching.
To Vanessa Corcoran and Julie Yarwood who have won the University's Henri Hyvernat Scholarships. The prize is awarded to graduate students who are completing their dissertations. Vanessa's dissertation is entitled, "The Voice of Mary: Later Medieval Representations of Marian Communication." Julie's dissertation is entitled, "Citizens of Heaven: Conservative American Portestant Reactions to New Deal Legislation." The Scholarship is named after Catholic University's first faculty member, a professor of biblical studies.